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James Daniel Sandefur, American optometrist. Recipient Silver Beaver, Boy Scouts American, 1978, H.P. Brazile award Rotary International, 1983; named Outstanding Citizen, Chamber of Commerce, Oakdale, 1985, Outstanding Volunteer, Louisiana Department Industrial Development, 1984, Volunteer of Year, Southern Industrial Development Council, Louisiana, 1985.


Sandefur, James Daniel was born on December 9, 1941 in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Son of Marshall Nugent and Grace (Christian) Sandefur.


OD, Southern College Optometry, Memphis, 1965.


Private practice optometry, Oakdale, Louisiana, since 1968. Adjunct professor Southern College Optometry, since 1986. Board directors First Savings & Loan, Allen Parish, Louisiana.


President Rotary Club, Oakdale, 1979. Member central committee Democratic Party, Louisiana, 1978. Chairman Industrial Development Board, Oakdale, since 1982.

Member Airport Commission, Allen Parish, Louisiana, since 1988. Member Louisiana State Association Optometrists (president 1972-1975, legislation chairman 1991-1992), Louisiana State Board Optometry Examiners (president since 1981), Center Louisiana Optometric Society, Southern Council Optometrists, American Optometric Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hunting, fishing.


Married Lana Ruth Mynatt, June 15, 1968. Children: Alana Kara, James Daniel Junior.